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It’s hot out there, and I don’t think there’s anything more refreshing than an ice cold glass of Sangria –at least in the cocktail department.  Here’s a video about two light, somewhat unconventional Sangrias that use white wine and rose in place of the traditional red, and ripe summer fruit instead of oranges.



White Sangria with Blackberries and Plums Ingredients

1 bottle dry white wine such as Sancerre or Sauvignon Blanc

About 1/2 cup St. Germain liqueur

About 1 cup fresh blackberries

1 large (or two small) ripe plums

Sugar to taste (0-2 tablespoons)

1 lemon (optional)

mint for garnish


Pour the wine and St. Germain into a pitcher.  Add the blackberries and muddle the bottom layers a bit.  Pit and slice the plum and add it to the mixture.  Taste and add sugar if necessary.  Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to a day.  Before serving, taste again and add a few slices of lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice if necessary.  Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a generous spoonful of the macerated fruit.

Rosé Sangria with Nectarines and Strawberries


1 bottle rosé

About 1/2 cup Cointreau

1 ripe nectarine

About 1 cup fresh strawberries

Sugar to taste (0-2 tablespoons)


Pour the wine and Cointreau into a pitcher.  Pit and slice the nectarine and add it to the mixture. Slice and add the strawberries. Taste and add sugar if necessary. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to a day. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a generous spoonful of the macerated fruit.

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